Ashdoc's movie review---Olympus has fallen

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  1. ashdoc

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    The United States---the most powerful nation on earth.....

    Trouble is , when you become more powerful your list of enemies grows longer and deadlier.....

    Last time it was Osama Bin Laden and his barbaric horde who launched an attack on the US....

    In this movie its the North Koreans....

    This starving nation wants its tanks to steamroll over its neighbour South Korea , but the US army which is on South Korean soil stands in its way.....

    So an outlandish plan is hatched to take over the White house and take the US President and other important state officials as hostages so that the US can be blackmailed into removing its army from South Korea....

    But as the movie progresses it is revealed that the plan is much more sinister than that.....

    So North Korean terrorists actually bring the plan to fruition....

    Problem is , at least I thought that the whole operation of an attack by a small starving nation on a mighty superpower looked too easily accomplished.....

    Is it really so easy to invade the greatest power in the world and rapidly bring it to its knees ?? At least I dont think so....

    Anyway , as the plan becomes successful only one man can penetrate the now terrorists' controlled White house.....

    Its a situation like the one in which we saw Bruce Willis in the movie Die hard 1---one good man alone in a building controlled by terrorists , using its various passageways to finish them off one by one while their head honcho holds important people hostage in the main operations room....

    Of course , the stakes in this movie are higher as the plan is to destroy the United States itself---but the fighting and the efforts of one man against a bunch of ruthless killers is less convincing and less entertaining than Die hard 1.....

    So is our man successful in eliminating the evil ones ?? For in the end , despite of all the display of high tech weaponry in the film , it still boils down to hand to hand fighting between the hero and the villain....

    Go watch the movie for that.....

    This movie tries to remind you of the great action movies of the eighties and nineties which had top action heroes like Sylvester Stallone , Arnold Shwarznegger , Jean Claude Van Damm , Bruce Willis etc---but it does not really match the better ones among those movies....

    Verdict---nothing special ; good for some timepass....
     
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  3. indian_sukhoi

    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

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    Will defintly gonna watch it
     

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